Peter M. Ladwein

Associate Attorney

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Peter M. Ladwein

Associate Attorney
  • Graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School, with highest honors
  • Clerked for federal district judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. in South Bend
  • Admitted to Practice in Indiana and Illiniois
  • Admitted in the federal Northern District of Indiana
  • Admitted in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Peter Ladwein graduated with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2009.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University.​

After completing law school, Peter clerked two years for the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr., a federal judge for the United States District Court in South Bend, Indiana.  At the time, Judge Miller was the chief judge for the Northern District of Indiana and was serving on the national multi-district litigation panel.

Peter's experience in federal court provides our firm with the insight needed to successfully appeal your Social Security case into the federal court system.

Peter spent a semester in law school working with Notre Dame Law Professor and Associate Dean Robert Jones at the Notre Dame Legal Aid clinic.  During that internship, Peter obtained more than $50,000 in backpay benefits for a client and her child in her Social Security disability claim. Peter also counseled clients on landlord-tenant disputes and the incorporation of a 501(c)(3) non-profit group. While in law school, Peter was also the Article Submissions editor for the Notre Dame Law Review. 

After clerking for Judge Miller, Peter was a member of the New Lawyers Group at the global law firm of Jones Day in its Chicago office.

During his clerkship and time in Chicago, Peter worked on Social Security Disability appeals, complex civil litigation, business transactions, immigration adjustments of status and asylum, employment discrimination, and constitutional rights in criminal and civil matters under habeas corpus and Section 1983. 

Peter grew up in the Chicago area and has made South Bend, Indiana his permanent home. Peter joined the Law Offices of Steven T. Parkman in August 2012 and now concentrates his law practice on Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation claims.

Peter is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and Indiana, the federal Northern District of Indiana, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Peter is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.

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